Beaver Builder Report

Subject: https://adamshendev.wpengine.com/

I’ll grade each theme builder within the same categories, then give you a final thought.  Will try not to have any biase when judging.

Builder and Layout

WYSIWYG

A

Same as all the other one.

Typography

B

Not Bad, but not Great.  Same as VC

 

Images

B

Default image option is ok. Gallery is a Premium – can’t test it.

Columns

B

No sub-columns, adjusting width can be finicky – changing width (by dragging or typing) will change the other columns in the same row.

Mobile

A

Good toggle option on all aspect

Benchmark Metrics

Mobile

97

Google PageSpeed Insights: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fadamshendev.wpengine.com

WOW, not sure if this is due to BB or Neve.  But this score is impressive!

Desktop

99

Grade

B 85 

Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/#5d923bc3e3400000

Page size: 804KB
Page html size: 88 k
Load time: 6.19 s
Requests: 37

 

Backend Matric

8.26 Sec

149 request, 2.1MB transferred, 6.8MB resources, on average. 

3.28 secs on cached load. 8.26 s on non-cache. – on Fiber internet. (210 Mbps/up & down)

Fastest of ’em all on the Backend.

Divs till Body

16

Counted from the first content H1 “Help Desk Software for …” to Body Tag, ignoring the actual H1 Tag. 

Clicks per Hour

1,100

A lot of clicking, not a lot of coding…

Data point from CrossOver!

Browser Stack

Good on El Capitan 9+. Header/Footer Broken on Yosemite 8 and older.

Good on Edge and IE 11,  Header/Footer Broken on IE 10 and 9. Fails on IE 8.

No problem on build #79 (#87 is the latest) . Not gonna bother check older…

No problem on build #75 (#83 is the latest) . Not gonna bother check older…

Final Thoughts

Pro:

  • Fastest on front and backend.
  • Very good browser support. Header and Footer issue might be Neve issue.

Con:

  • Not many blocks in Free version.
  • No Sub-columns, same issue as some of the other builders.

Do I recommend Beaver Builder? – Yes, that Speed, wow.